Emmy Tisdel joined the Tucson Symphony Orchestra as a member of the second violin section in Fall 2022. She is a doctoral candidate at the University of Arizona, where she studies with Timothy Kantor.
Tisdel was selected as a P.E.O. Scholar for the 2022-23 academic year, and is also a former University of Arizona Doctoral Fellow. Within the University of Arizona, Tisdel is a former member of the Graduate String Quartet, and has also been the winner of both the University of Arizona Concerto and Solo String Competitions.
Tisdel is a co-founder of Ensemble Urbain, a conductorless chamber orchestra based in Montreal; a member of Austin Camerata, an interdisciplinary chamber music organization based in Austin, Texas; and she is a former faculty member for the SA’ Oaxaca strings international music festival, which provides free chamber music tutoring to students based in Mexico. In addition, Tisdel is a violinist and violist for the Washington Island Chamber Music Festival.
Tisdel graduated from Oberlin Conservatory with a Bachelor’s degree in Music, from the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University with a Master of Music, and from Schulich School of Music at McGill University with an Artists’ Diploma and a Graduate Diploma in Music Performance. She has played in masterclasses for people including Christian Tetzlaff, Jamie Laredo, and Ani Kavafian. Former teachers include Jinjoo Cho, Kenneth Goldsmith, David Bowlin, Samantha George, and Katie Brooks.